Bieber mug shot inspires the internet - best of the virals

The singer's arrest and cheerful police mug shot prompt a spurt of online creativity among his fans and foes


JUSTIN BIEBER'S grinning face appeared on the front pages of several newspapers today after the singer posed for what may be the most cheerful police mug shot in history.

Bieber's good mood didn't last, the Daily Mail reports. The 19-year-old "burst into tears" shortly after the picture was taken.

Arrested and charged with driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired licence, Bieber has been told he will get "no special treatment" from authorities in Miami. However, the singer got plenty of special treatment from the internet as tweaked versions of his arrest photo went viral. Here's a selection of the best images:

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Bieber equals Cyrus

More than one wag noticed the eerie similarity between Bieber's arrest photo and pictures of another crop-haired pop star with a 'wrecking ball' reputation. Have they ever been seen in the same room?

Okay, I've heard the comparison ALL day, but it's UNCANNY, how much Bieber and Miley Cyrus look like TWINS. (PHOTO)— Zachary Jaydon (@ZacharyJaydon) January 24, 2014

Baby Bieber

The idea of the baby-faced 19-year-old being pulled over for drag racing sparked plenty of inventive images. Here's his "high-speed chase" re-imagined with the help of Photoshop.

EXCLUSIVE...Bieber fleeing from police.— Trudi (@Trudski2012) January 24, 2014

More baby Bieber

The 'Bieber' in this photo is slightly older, but the basic idea's the same. "Is this your pedal-car young man?"

Meanwhile, pictorial evidence of Justin Bieber being arrested in Miami has emerged....— Planet Rock (@PlanetRockRadio) January 24, 2014

The 'bad boy Bieber' TV series

What if Justin's run-in with the law inspired a TV series from the team that brought you Weeds? The poster might look a lot like this:

25 Unbeliebably Funny Reactions to Justin Bieber's Mugshot— Mashable (@mashable) January 24, 2014

The crime scene recreations

What was it like when Bieber was pulled over at the wheel of a yellow Lamborghini? It was a lot like this:

The drag racing gags

Justin was allegedly drag racing a red Ferrari when he was stopped by police. What does drag racing look like, internet? It looks like this:

BREAKING! First pictures released of Justin Bieber drag racing last night.— The Cult PR (@TheCultPR) January 23, 2014

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